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We understand the importance of utilizing a high quality relocation company. From packing through to customs clearance and final delivery. Our goal is to fast track the whole process, whilst ensuring you receive the best value for money quote
With such a transient population of expats to cater for, there are 100+ moving companies in Dubai who offer moving related services ranging from packing and wooden crating, to local moves within the city, domestic moves to Abu Dhabi or any of the 7 Emirates, storage services, and moving overseas services by sea or air.
It is also important to understand moving companies in Dubai tend to specialise in different areas. Some movers have their roots in shipping and logistics and have created a moving company department in order to boost revenues and diversify their portfolio of services. Others specialise in storage and warehousing and have added packing and moving services. In addition there are several established moving companies in Dubai who have multiple offices throughout the Middle East and in many cases several International offices.
Whether you are searching for a small family run moving company or a blue chip moving company present in multiple International locations, it is all available in this seasoned expatriate hub.
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If you are fortunate enough to know about your move ahead of time, this provides the opportunity to plan and save money in a number of areas. For a start you can invest more time in obtaining and comparing quotes from various international moving companies. 5-6 is an ideal number; it allows you to review a wide range of services and prices without the process becoming overwhelming.
The busiest time for international movers is the summer. Avoid moving at anytime when children are on holiday, Christmas, Easter, half-term etc.
Also, if you can, move around the middle of the month, (beginning and end of month is generally a busy time due to leases expiring).
Most international moving companies will work on a supply and demand basis and if the demand is high – prices go up. Book early and avoid the peak season.
Volume and, to a lesser extent, weight will dictate the cost of your move. Put simply – if you don’t need it, don’t pay to ship it. Many people end up shipping items/contents, which are never unpacked at destination, and then of course these unused items end up being shipped again, either back home or on to the next destination! Start to purge items as early as you can, 2-3 months prior to the move if possible. Start with larger furniture items, and then move onto contents. Organise a garage sale or start photographing items and post them onto Ebay or Dubizzle. Keep your selected international moving company informed, and they will work with you on moving options.
If the duration of your relocation is likely to be 1-2 years, storing your main items with an international moving company may be a cost effective option to consider.
Any longer than 2 years and certainly if the move is for an indefinite period, avoid storage. Sell the items, donate, or give them away to friends.
Assuming you are moving most contents from your home, it is likely the packing and loading will take more than a day. If you have a large home, this could extend to multiple days.
It is possible to stay in your home until the final day. The moving company will be happy to leave your master bedroom relatively untouched as well as leaving you some basic essentials like a kettle and a stove, however it is likely the refrigerator and freezer will need to be unplugged the night before the final day.
Nevertheless a little forward planning and organisation can save the cost of a few nights in a hotel.
Assuming you are moving more than a few suitcases to a new continent, then shipment by sea is your only option.
Once your volume exceeds around 13-15 cubic meters / 460-530 cubic feet then it is possibly most cost effective to take your own shipping container, however, if you are willing to be flexible on the door to door transit times, discuss the option of shared containers.
There are two types of shared container services LCL and Groupage.